WE HAVE LOTS OF DIFFERENT CLAY ACTIVITIES ON OFFER, WEEKDAYS & WEEKENDS, they all need to be booked in advance ...
We have two potters wheels in the studio and run Individual, Family and Group Sessions.
Come & have some fun throwing pots. An Individual session lasts around 60-90 minutes.You get a ball of clay and are guided through the basic steps to make a pot. Once you have done your first pot with assistance, you then get a second ball of clay and time to practice on the wheel yourself.
You can have your pots fired then return to paint them in the studio at a cost of £3.50 per pot, or alternativley you take them home to air dry on the day.
The Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay. The session starts by rolling your sleeves up & throwing some pots on the wheel, this is followed by a few hours of handbuilding, using the tradional coiling method.
You are shown the basic steps to mould, shape & assemble your clay, then left to create your masterpiece.
We have lots of ideas in the studio & help on hand by our friendly team. The session usually lasts around 2-3 hours, but you can take as long as you need,there is no time limit.
Vases, pet dishes & bird housesare all popular makes during this activity, anything goes & the choice is yours.
3-6 year olds ONLY
Come & let your young children explore clay on the potters wheel. There is no tution in this session, it is aimed at allowing the children to squish and squash whilst exploring the various textures in clay. Each child must be supervised at all times by an attending adult who can support them on the wheel and press the pedals for them. Old clothes that get get dirty are recommended. 1 hour session
Unfortunatley any items made in this session cant be fired, but you are welcome to take them home to air dry.
Whether its just quality time with the kids (Big or Small!)without devices going "ping" or a celebration why not join us at The Crafty Potter for a FUN, FABULOUS,FAMILY DAY OUT.
You will make some fabulous creations that you can treasure forever.
The day starts around 10.15am and usually finishes around 3.30pm however, you are welcome to stay until we close.
Morning: You are shown how to shape, mould & assemble clay in various ways to create some wonderful clay masterpieces. We have loads of ideas and are on hand to give as much or as little support as you need. You can glaze your creations before stopping for lunch.
Lunch: Either eat with us, bring a packed lunch or venture to the other outlets in the centre.
Afternoon: You can either paint a small pot, make your own clay animals with instuction or make clay doorhangers or magnets.
Firing of 2 items is included in the price
The Crafty Potter
Heskin Hall Shopping Village
Heskin Hall Estate
077 3239 3040
SAT: 10 - 4.30pm
SUN: 10.30- 4pm
Last entry 60 minutes before closing time.
If no guests are painting during this time we may leave early.
we will be closed from Fri 23rd Aug & re open Tues 3rd Sept 2019
Due to limited space
All handmade & painted pots are only kept in the studio for 6 weeks.
Uncollected pots are thrown away. We dont refund for thrown away pots ...
Please let us know if you are unable to collect your pot & need us to keep it a little longer for you